Check out our #STNQuoteoftheWeek & #STNQuoteoftheDay 2022

Check out our #STNQuoteoftheWeek & #STNQuoteoftheDay 2022

The #SpannintheNeed shares inspirational quotes of the week and day in 2022 to help motivate individuals or groups in our communities. Sometimes all it takes is a few positive quotes or words of encouragement to immediately turn someone’s day around. Whether its your lifelong best friend or a stranger you pass on the street, taking a moment to deliver a positive message can have a long-lasting effect on the well-being of both individuals. #STNQuoteoftheWeek & #STNQuoteoftheDay

Quotes of the Week & Quote of the Day from 2021

September 26
Let things be a moment. Don’t let it be a bad day, let it be a bad moment. – Kristin Fox
September 19
The difference between a stepping stone and a stumbling block is the way you chose to use it! – Unknown 
September 12
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. – Dalai Lama
August 1

It is never too late to be what you might have been. ― George Eliot

July 25
Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind. ― Roy T. Bennett

July 18
When you’re happy you enjoy the music. When you’re sad you understand the lyrics. – Frank Ocean

July 11
When dealing with people, learn to walk in their shoes, not step on their feet. – Unknown



June 27
Your presence is the most precious gift you can give to another human being. – Marshall B. Rosenberg

June 20
Begin each day as if it were on purpose. – Mary Anne Radmacher

June 13
People can change, if they are given the opportunity to do so! – Anonymous

June 6
Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Check out our #ASQuoteoftheWeek & #ASQuoteoftheDay 2021

May 30
Dreams are even better when you share them together. – Unknown

May 23
Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes. – Anonymous

May 16
HOPE is being able to see there is light despite all of the darkness. – Desmond Tutu

May 9
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind. Always. – Robin Williams

May 2
The work goes on, the cause endures, the HOPE still lives and dreams shall never die. – Edward Kennedy

April 25
“Change is necessary to make the right decision, no matter what the outcome is!” Anonymous
April 18
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men/women who can dream of things that never were. – John F. Kennedy
April 11
HOPE is the thing feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all. – Emily Dickinson

April 4
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories. -Unknown

March 28
The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”– Frank Sinatra

March 21
Do a little bit of good wherever you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Celebrating National Friendship Day on this Sunday

Celebrating National Friendship Day on this Sunday

Friendships come in many forms, and we begin developing them when we’re very young. Throughout our lives, friendships and their meanings evolve. Our classmates and neighborhood pals explored the world with us. Together we shared experiences and made plans for the future. Eventually, paths diverge and new friends find a place in our social experience. Our world expands and our culture changes.

With each new friend, we expand our view of the world. Their experiences contribute to new meaning in our lives. Through friendships, we grow and broaden our horizons. Eventually, the world becomes smaller and more connected.

National Friendship Day

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY

Celebrate the friends you have and the new ones you have yet to meet!

  • Get in contact with your buddies for a chat or visit.
  • Accept an invitation to meet new people. You might make life-long friendships you didn’t know could exist.
  • Share a memory with old friends to spark a fun conversation.
  • Tell your friends how much you appreciate them.
  • Challenge your circle of friends to share an experience they think none of your other friends have had. You’ll discover new things about your friends and find out just how unique each of them is.
  • Mail a card to your friend. (It was the original goal of the day.)

Post on social media using #NationalFriendshipDay to encourage others to connect with each other.

NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY HISTORY

National Friendship Day was originally founded by Hallmark in 1919. It was intended to be a day for people to celebrate their friendship by sending each other cards. However, by 1940 the market had dried up, and eventually, it died out completely. Then, in 1998 Winnie the Pooh was named the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations. In April 2011, the United Nations officially recognized 30th July as International Friendship Day; although most countries celebrate on the first Sunday of August!

The official declaration invites us to “observe this day in an appropriate manner, in accordance with the culture and other appropriate circumstances or customs of their local, national and regional communities, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.”

Source: National Calendar

10+ Things to Do in the Mahoning Valley Area This Weekend (August 5-7)

10+ Things to Do in the Mahoning Valley Area This Weekend (August 5-7)

Our weekly picks of the best things to do in the Mahoning Valley this weekend. Also check out our full #SpanningtheNeed & Mahoning Valley event calendar.

Submit your event today to communitynews@anthonyvspano.com with pictures and links.

August 4 @ 8:00 am – August 7 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Steel Valley Cluster Dog Show

Canfield Fairgrounds 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH

The Steel Valley Cluster Dog Show will be August 4-7, 2022 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Visit their website for more information.

FRI5

August 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm EDT
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest

Central Square – Downtown Youngstown 100 Federal Plaza E, Youngstown, OH

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of Italian-American heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more. Festival hours are: Friday, August 5, 2022, 11:00am-11:00pm Saturday, August 6, 2022, 1:00pm-11:00pm Sunday, August 7, 2022, 11:00am-11:00pm For […]

FRI5

August 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm EDT
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest

Central Square – Downtown Youngstown 100 Federal Plaza E, Youngstown, OH

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of Italian-American heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more. Festival hours are: Friday, August 5, 2022, 11:00am-11:00pm Saturday, August 6, 2022, 1:00pm-11:00pm Sunday, August 7, 2022, 11:00am-11:00pm For […]

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August 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Budgie Barn – White House Fruit Farm

White House Fruit Farm 9249 State Route 62, Canfield, OH

The Budgie Barn at White House Fruit Farm will be open every Friday from 12:00-4:00pm this summer and also the weekends of June 11 & 12, July 9 & 10 and August 13 & 14. Visit their website for hours and details. Bring the family out to feed the birds up close and personal. Laughter […]

FRI5

August 5 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Grease

The Youngstown Playhouse 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown, OH

The Millennial Theatre Company and The Youngstown Playhouse present GREASE July 29-31 & August 5-7 at The Youngstown Playhouse. Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. […]

SAT6

August 6 @ 8:00 am EDT
Steel Valley Cluster Dog Show

Canfield Fairgrounds 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH

The Steel Valley Cluster Dog Show will be August 4-7, 2022 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Visit their website for more information.

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August 6 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm EDT
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest

Central Square – Downtown Youngstown 100 Federal Plaza E, Youngstown, OH

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of Italian-American heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more. Festival hours are: Friday, August 5, 2022, 11:00am-11:00pm Saturday, August 6, 2022, 1:00pm-11:00pm Sunday, August 7, 2022, 11:00am-11:00pm For […]

SAT6

August 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT
Brew Ha Ha Summerfest

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County – Main Library 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH

Join the Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County for the 2022 Brew Ha Ha Summerfest on August 6 from 6-9pm at the Main Library. Come and taste the best local beers! With music, food, and raffles (50/50), the night will be one you won’t forget. Meet the Celebrity Pourers from The […]

SAT6

August 6 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Grease

The Youngstown Playhouse 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown, OH

The Millennial Theatre Company and The Youngstown Playhouse present GREASE July 29-31 & August 5-7 at The Youngstown Playhouse. Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. […]

SUN7

August 7 @ 8:00 am EDT
Steel Valley Cluster Dog Show

Canfield Fairgrounds 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH

The Steel Valley Cluster Dog Show will be August 4-7, 2022 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Visit their website for more information.

SUN7

August 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm EDT
Cars in the Park – Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club

Boardman Township Park 375 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman, OH

The Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club will host their 43rd annual Car Show & Flea Market on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 10am-3pm at Boardman Township Park. There will be door prizes, activities, food, 50/50, Kids Corner, face painting and Chinese Auction. Free spectator admission and free parking. Held rain or shine. For the latest […]

SUN7

August 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm EDT
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest

Central Square – Downtown Youngstown 100 Federal Plaza E, Youngstown, OH

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of Italian-American heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more. Festival hours are: Friday, August 5, 2022, 11:00am-11:00pm Saturday, August 6, 2022, 1:00pm-11:00pm Sunday, August 7, 2022, 11:00am-11:00pm For […]

SUN7

August 7 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Summer Lecture Series – Butler Art

Butler Institute of American Art 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH

Join The Butler’s executive director Dr. Lou Zona for these free Sunday afternoon talks at 2:00pm in Zona Auditorium on the first floor of the Butler’s Beecher Center: July 10 – Who Were the Post-Impressionists? July 17 – The Genius of Picasso July 24 – The School of Paris and “A Second Generation in the […]

SUN7

August 7 @ 2:30 pm EDT
Grease

The Youngstown Playhouse 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown, OH

The Millennial Theatre Company and The Youngstown Playhouse present GREASE July 29-31 & August 5-7 at The Youngstown Playhouse. Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. […]

August 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT
Jazz in the Park

Wick Park 260 Park Avenue, Youngstown, OH

The Jazz in the Park jazz concert series runs from 3:00-7:00pm Sundays in Wick Park: Sunday, July 10 – Dave Thomas Band Sunday, July 17 – Forecast Sunday, July 24 – Willie Ross and His Jazz Disciples Sunday, July 31 – Arielle and Friends Sunday, August 7 – John Reese Project Sunday, August 14 – […]

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Fajack and Williams Ties the knot this past November

Fajack and Williams Ties the knot this past November

This past November in 2021, Anthony Spano had the privilege of marrying Ralph Fajack and Veronica Wiliams, both from Youngstown, Ohio. They came together as one on this gorgeous winter day.

The groom Ralph Fajack, Branch Manager of Stifel in Canfield, Ohio and the bride Veronica Williams. The couple exchanged marriage vows at their home in Boardman in front of friends and family.

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These are the special moments in our lives that make life so meaningful. It’s the personal touch that everyone makes on each other’s life.

Anthony Spano is an Ordained Minister registered in the State of Ohio for all non-denominational marriage. For more information, click here.

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Celebrating Family with Father-in-Law Day on this 30th of July

Celebrating Family with Father-in-Law Day on this 30th of July

National Father-In-Law Day on July 30th recognizes your spouse’s father annually. Dedicate some time to your father-in-law on this day. 

#FatherInLawDay

Fathers-in-law bring a new perspective to our lives. Whether we are a new addition to their families or made bonds a long time ago, they grow to have an honored place in our hearts. They are the patriarchs of our families. Whether they’ve built a reputation for being stubborn, softhearted or full of humor, these men stand as one cornerstone of a sheltering family tree.  

During National Father-in-Law Day, celebrate the father-in-law in your life. 

National Father-in-Law Day

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL FATHER-IN-LAW DAY

You can enjoy spending some extra time bonding and strengthening your relationship with your father-in-law. Whether it’s a day of golfing, hiking, playing cards, or going to a movie be sure to focus on getting to know the man who raised your significant other. After all, you can learn a lot while drinking tea on the back deck. Other options for the day include:

  • fishing
  • having lunch
  • stopping at the pub for a beer
  • go to a ball game
  • cook together

If your father-in-law is no longer living, remember him in a special way.

Post on social media using #FatherinLawDay and encourage others to join in.

NATIONAL FATHER-IN-LAW DAY HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator of this family-loving holiday.

Source: National Calendar Day

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